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Karen Johnson, M.D.
6257 Thornhill Drive, Oakland, CA 94611
Phone: 415-647-2353    Land line fax: 510-338-0094  EM: info@karenjohnsonmd.com


° EDUCATION:    
1966-70    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI    1970  B.A., Communications
1971-72    University of South Florida, Tampa, FL     Post-grad, Communications
1972-76    Michigan State University (MSU), College of Human Medicine, E. Lansing, MI  1976  M.D., Medicine
1977-81    MSU Affiliated Hospitals, E. Lansing, MI    Resident, Psychiatry
1981-82    Univ. of Ill. Med. Center, Chicago, IL    Fellow, Medical Education

° LICENSES, CERTIFICATION, ETC.:
1977    Medical license, Michigan
1984    Certified, American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry (Field: Psychiatry)
1985    Medical license, California

° PRINCIPAL POSITIONS HELD:
1976-77    Department of Family Practice, Specialist, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State Univ., E. Lansing, MI
1977-81    Department of Psychiatry,    Instructor and Resident, Michigan State Univ., E. Lansing, MI
1981-82    Center for Educational Development, Visiting Instructor and Fellow, Univ. of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago
1982-85    Univ. of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago    Asst. Prof., Health Prof. Ed. & Asst. Clinical Prof. Psychiatry
1988-00    University of California, San Francisco, California    Asst. Clinical Prof. Psychiatry
1994-98    Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Stanford University, Stanford, CA    Clinical Scholar in Women's Health
1998-00    Women’s Health Research Center. Stanford University, Stanford, CA    Senior Scholar in Women’s Health

° HONORS AND AWARDS:
1993    Community Service Award, American Medical Women's Association
1994    Honors Award, The National Association of Women's Health Professionals, Honoree, The Women's Foundation, San Francisco

° MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:
1976-78    Society for Teachers of Family Medicine
1976-78    American Academy of Family Physicians
1977-79    Society for Health and Human Values
1980-2000    American Women's Medical Association
1982-85    Illinois Psychiatric Association
1982-94    American Orthopsychiatric Association
1982-94    American Psychiatric Association
1985-94    Northern California Psychiatric Association
1986-2000    Association of Women Psychiatrists
1990-2000    Jacobs Institute of Women's Health, founding member
1990-2000    American Psychological Association, Psychology of Women (Division 35), Affiliate Member
1991-present    The Author's Guild
1992-96    Physicians for a National Health Program
1992-96    The Women's Health Specialty Project, co-founder
1993-2000    National Association of Women's Health Professionals
1994-2000    Physicians for a Violence-Free Society, charter member
1994-2000    American Medical Writers Association
1995-97    American Educational Research Association, Education in the Professions (Division I)
        National Academy of Women's Health Medical Education
1996-present    American College of Women's Health Physicians, co-founder

° PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION ACTIVITIES:
1985-91    American Psychiatric Association, Film Subcommittee
1991-93    American Medical Women's Association, Curriculum in Women's Health Subcommittee
1992-93    Association of Women Psychiatrists, Research in Women's Health Committee
1992-96    The Women's Health Project, Spokesperson
1993-95    National Association of Women's Health Professionals, Physician Liaison
1994-95    Women's Health Advisory Committee, Department of Public Health, San Francisco
1996-99    American College of Women's Health Physicians, Treasurer
1999-present    American College of Women’s Health Physicians, Advisory Board
2001-present    Women's Health @ Stanford, Advisory Board

° RESEARCH:
1981-82 “Medical Education: A Feminist Perspective,” Center for Educational Development, Univ of Illinois at Chicago. (Sponsor: Pew Memorial Trust)
1994-98    “Voices of Working Class Women: A Feminist Critique of Medicine” with Wetona Suzanne Eidson, Institute for Research on Women & Gender, Stanford Univ.  (Sponsors: Dr. Terry Gross & Scott Gross and Alice & Tom Frayne)

° CONSULTATION:
1985-94    Women's Health Advisor, Whittle Communications
1996 Women's Health in the Curriculum: A Resource Guide for Faculty--Undergraduate, Residency and Continuing Education, Ntnl Academy Women's Health Med Education
Directory of Residency and Fellowship Programs in Women's Health, U.S. Public Health Service's Office on Women's Health, DHHS

° SCIENTIFIC AND PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS & WORKSHOPS ATTENDED:

° INTERNATIONAL
    First International Conference on Women's Health, Nova Scotia, Canada, 1984  (paper)
    International Conference on Women's Health, Toronto, Canada, 1996  (U.S. co-advisor)
° NATIONAL
    Association of Administrators in Ambulatory Services, 1983 (invited lecture)
        American Educational Research Association, 1983 (paper)
        American Orthopsychiatric Association, 1984 (paper)
        Association of American Medical Colleges, 1984 (paper)
    American Psychiatric Association, 1980 (paper), 1986 (symposium), 1987 (film),
    1988 (film), 1989 (symposium and film), 1990 (film),  1991 (film)
    National Women's Health Resource Center Conference, Washington, D.C., 1990 (panel)
° REGIONAL
    Michigan Primary Care Preceptorship Program, 1976-77 (workshop)
    Michigan Society of Family Practice, 1977 (workshop coordinator)
        Mid-Michigan American Women's Medical Association, 1981 (lecture)

°  INVITED PAPERS, LECTURES, PRESENTATIONS:
1980    St. George's University School of Medicine, Granada, West Indies
    Michigan Pharmacists Association (2 lectures)
1982    Psychiatric Grand Rounds, Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago
    Research Seminar, Center for Health Administration, Univ. of Chicago
    Seminar, Center for Educational Development, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago
1983    Study commissioned by the American Association of Medical Colleges (co-author)
    Various presentations for medical educators and trainees (3)
1985    Stanford Medical School (workshop)
    Presentations on women's health for health care professionals (2)
1986    Univ. of Calif. at Berkeley Medical School (seminar)
    City College School of Nursing (invited lecture)
1987    Lectures to medical trainees, Stanford (1), Burlingame (1)
    Church Career Development, Menlo Park (invited lecture)
1988    Lectures, McGann Women and Health Series, Stanford (2)
    National Assoc. of Directors of Women's Health Programs, Chicago
     Bay Area American Association of Women Radiologists,  Burlingame, CA
1989     Lecture for women in health care management, Baton Rouge, LA
    Lecture, American Physical Therapy Association, California Chapter, SF
    Lecture, McGann Women and Health Series, Stanford
1990    Lectures for medical trainees, Stanford, CA (2), Burlingame, CA (1)
    Mills College, Oakland, CA (invited lecture)
1991    Lecture, American Medical Student's Association Annual Meeting
    West Valley College, Saratoga, CA (invited lecture)
    Keynote, Women's Health Issues in the '90s, Bronson Hospital, Kalamazoo, MI
    Psychiatric Grand Rounds, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco
    Lecture, Women in Science, UCSF
    Lecture for medical trainees, Stanford, CA
    Lecture, McGann Women and Health Series, Stanford
1992    Seminar, Institute for Health Policy Studies, UCSF
    Lecture, American Medical Women's Association, Sacramento Branch
    Speaker, telecommunications conference, University of Nebraska
    Lecture, Women's Center, UCSF
    Keynote address, National Symposium on Women's Health Care, San Diego, CA
    Presentation, Reframing Women's Health, UIC, Chicago, IL
    Presentation, McGann Women and Health Series, Stanford
1993    Presentation, San Mateo Psychiatric Residency Training Program
    Presentation, Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health, Washington, D.C.
    Presentation, Northern California Psychiatric Association, Asilomar, CA
    Seminar, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Stanford, CA
    Seminar, Institute for Health Policy Studies, UCSF
    Presentation, Association of Women in Science, San Francisco
    Lecture, Association for the Health Enrichment of Large People, San Francisco
    Presentation, First Annual Congress on Women's Health, Washington, D.C.
    Presentation, Family Practice Residency, Sylvania, OH
    Presentation, Family Practice Update, Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH
    Presentation for the first year medical class, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
    Presentations for medical staff (2), Condell Medical Center, Libertyville, IL
    Keynote, National Association of Women's Health Professionals, Chicago, IL
    Testimony, Senate Committee on Insurance, Claims and Corporations, San Francisco
1994    Presentation, American Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology, San Diego
    Presentation, San Francisco State Health Service
    Presentations, Mills College, Oakland, CA (2)
    Grand Rounds, Department of Ob-Gyn, UCSF
    Grand Rounds, Department of Family Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital
    Presentation, Second Annual Symposium: Trends in Female Health Care, Charleston, SC
    Presentation, Second Annual Congress on Women's Health, Washington, D.C.
Workshop, Developing a Women's Health Curriculum, University of Illinois at Chicago
        Panel participant, National Primary Healthcare Day, Stanford, CA
1995    Mills College, Oakland, CA (2 invited lectures)
    Workshop, National Primary Healthcare Day, Stanford, CA
1996        Mills College, Oakland, CA (invited lecture)
2000        Workshop, Northern California Psychiatric Association, Monterey, CA

°  POSTGRADUATE AND CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES ATTENDED:
1982-present    Attended sufficient continuing education courses to maintain certification
1995    Audited two graduate courses, School of Education, Stanford University
    Attended Leadership Training, Summer Seminar, Stanford University
    
°  UNIVERSITY SERVICE:

° SCHOOL:  
School of Medicine, Stanford University
1994-96    Women's Health Clinical Clerkship Committee

College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University
1973-76    Dean's Advisory Committee
1976-77    College Curriculum Committee
1977    Accreditation Committee and Track II Committee


°  DEPARTMENT:
Department of Family Practice  
1976    Bylaws Committee
1976-77    Undergraduate Curriculum Subcommittee (Chair) and Graduate Curriculum Committee
Department of Psychiatry  
1979-81    Policy Committee, Psychiatry Residency

°  TEACHING:

°  FORMAL SCHEDULED CLASSES FOR UCSF STUDENTS:
F   1987    Psychiatry 170.17  In charge, gave all 10 lectures  1 1/2 units  
W  1989    Psychiatry 170.17  Co-led with Dr. Nanette Gartrell, 11 lectures 1 1/2 units
W  1990    Psychiatry 170.17  Co-led with Dr. Nanette Gartrell, 11 lectures 1 1/2 units
W  1991-96    Psychiatry 170.20  Co-led with Dr. Nanette Gartrell, 10 lectures 1 1/2 units

°  FORMAL SCHEDULED CLASSES FOR MSU STUDENTS:
1977    Family Practice, Introduction to the Family, Instructor
    Clinical Skills, Interpersonal Recall Process, Instructor
1979    Clinical Skills Instructor, History and Physical Exam
1979-80    Self-Care for Medical Students

°  OTHER:
1974-75    Elective for high school students on medical ethics
1976-77    Clerkship Coordinator, Focal Problems, Family Practice, MSU
1976-78    Student Advisor for MSU medical students
1977    Coordinator, 48-week Experimental Ambulatory Clerkship, MSU
1977-80    Medical Self-Care  (College wide courses and adult education)
1979-80    Psychiatry for OB-GYN Residents, MSU
1982-83    Psychiatry for Primary Care Physicians, Ill. Masonic Med. Center, U. of Ill.
1982-85    Psychotherapy Seminar for Med. Students, IMMC, Univ. of Ill.
    Psychotherapy  Supervision, Psychology Interns, IMMC
1987    Lectures on women's health for medical students, UCSF (2)
1992    Lecture on women's health for medical students, UCSF
1993-95    Lectures on women's health for medical students, UCSF (3)
1994    Presentation on midlife women's health, Medical Student Grand Rounds, UCSF
1995    Lecture, Women's Health and Sexuality, Stanford University    
    Lecture, Women's Health Research, Stanford University
1997    Lecture, Women’s Health as a Medical Specialty, Stanford University    

°  SUPPORTING, FACILATATING AND NUTURING PROFESSION DEVELOPMENT:

1993-95    Renée Williard, graduate student, School of Pharmacy, UCSF
1994-96    Emily Cronback, pre-med student, Mills College
1994-98    Wetona Suzanne Eidson, Joint Program UC Berkeley School of Public Health &
        UC San Francisco, School of Medicine
1995-1998    Chris Carlucci, M.D., resident, internal medicine, Stanford
    Faculty sponsor, Stanford Student Branch, Am College of Women’s Health Physicians
    

°  PROFESSIONAL CREATIVE ACTIVITY:

1986    K. Johnson, "Women's Health: A New Specialty," Report of the Third Annual Ross
    Planning Associates Symposium, Columbus, Ohio, pp. 13-19.
1987    K. Johnson, "Women's Health Care: An Innovative Model," Women, Power, and Therapy,
    Haworth Press, pp. 305-311.
1990    K. Johnson and L. Dawson, "Women's Health as a Multidisciplinary Specialty:
    An Exploratory Proposal," J Am Wom Med Assoc, Vol. 45, No. 6, pp. 222-224.
K. Johnson, "The Glass Ceiling: Barriers to Equality Between Female and Male Physicians," unpublished manuscript.
1991-94    K. Johnson, Contributing Editor, Women's Health Forum
 1992        K. Johnson, "Women's Health: Developing a New Interdisciplinary Specialty,"
        Journal of Women's Health, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1992, pp. 95-99.
M. Martin and K. Johnson (Book review ~ Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women by Susan Faludi), "Lashing Back," Synapse, Feb. 13, 1992, p.3.
1993        K. Johnson, "Developing a Women's Health Specialty," Sonoma County Physician,
         Sept/Oct 1993, pp. 21-23
        K. Johnson (ed.) "The Psychiatric Care of Women," Psychiatric Annals, August, 1993.
        K. Johnson, "The Making of a a Woman's Psychiatrist," Psych Ann, Aug, 1993.
        K. Johnson and E. Hoffman, “Women’s Health: Designing and Implementing
         An Interdisciplinary Specialty,” Women’s Health Issues, Summer, 1993, pp. 115-120.
1994        K. Johnson and E. Hoffman, "Women's Health and Curriculum Transformation:
        The Role of Medical Specialization," Reframing Women's Health: A Sourcebook for             Multidisciplinary Research and Practice, Sage Publications, 1994.
1995    E. Hoffman and K. Johnson, "Women's Health and Enhancing Generalism in Internal Medicine," Journal of General Internal Medicine, 10, no. 1, 1995, pp. 451-454.
E. Hoffman and K. Johnson. “Women's Health and Managed Care: Implications for the Training of Primary Care Physicians,” J Am Wom Med Assoc, 50, no. 1, 1995.
Faculty sponsor & advisor for: E.Schur and J. Nicolette, “Students Support a New Specialty,” Harvard Medical Alumni Bulletin, 1995, pp. 34-37.
1997    M. Nelson, J. Nicolette, K. Johnson, "Integration or Evolution: Women's Health as a Model for Interdisciplinary Change in Medical Education," Academic Medicine, 72; 9.
E. Hoffman, P. Maraldo, H. Coons, K. Johnson, "The Women-Centered Health Care Team: Integrating Perspectives from Managed Care, Women’s Health, and the Health Professional Workforce," Women’s Health Issues, 7, no. 6, 1997, pp. 362-374.
                
° WRITING, PUBLIC SPEAKING, AND CONSULTING FOR CONSUMERS:

1979-present    >200 presentations for the public
1991    K. Johnson, Trusting Ourselves: The Complete Guide to
        Emotional Well-Being for Women, Atlantic Monthly Press

° PATIENT CARE:

1976-77    Clinician, Family Health & Migrant Health Clinics, MSU
1977-81    Resident, Psychiatry, MSU
1982-85    Staff Psychiatrist, Women's Health Resource, IMMC, Chicago
1985-87    Staff Psychiatrist, HealthWorks for Women, UCSF Mt. Zion, San Francisco
1988-89    Co-founder, BaySpring Medical Group, SF
1990-present    Independent solo practice specializing in psychotherapy with medication if necessary for depression and anxiety, SF & Oakland, CA

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